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ruby red gown by jason wu. this was the ball for the military. >> i have no greater honor than being your commander in chief. >> reporter: it had been an obama family day, malia and sasha, dad and mom. as america paid tribute. an inaugural parade that showed off the nation's talent and diversity. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: the president's ceremonial swearing-in, witnessed by as many as a million people. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: mr. obama urged cooperation, rare now in washington, to cut health care costs and the deficit. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. >> reporter: we can make progress, he said, on immigration, gay rights, climate change and school safety. a night to remember for the obamas and for the nation that re-elected the president. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama never used the words "democrat" or "republican" in his second in
in a ruby red gown by jason wu. this was the ball for the military. >> i have no greater honor than being your commander in chief. >> reporter: it had been an obama family day. malia and sasha, dad and mom. as america paid tribute. an inaugural parade that showed off the nation's talent and diversity. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: the presidential's ceremonial swearing-in witnessed by as many as 1 million people. >> congratulations, mr. obama. >> reporter: mr. obama urged cooperation, rare now in washington, to cut health care costs and the deficit. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will buildi its future. >> reporter: we can make progress, he said, on immigration, gay rights, climate change and school safety. a night to remember for the obamas and for the nation that re-elected the president. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama never used the words "democrat" or "republican" in his second inaugural address, but his pol
game changer for a designer. last night, the biggest prize as we all know went to jason wu, the designer of mrs. obama's inaugural gown. sound familiar? today, the fashion world got some more eye candy. more pictures of the first lady looking fabulous. think the inaugural fashion parade is over? think again. at the national prayer service, first lady michelle obama, hair back, bangs still on full display, wore a custom ivory wool dress and matching coat by a designer who was also in the running for the gown. that top honor as the world now knows went to jason wu, proving lightning does strike twice. >> the second she came out, everyone just let out the biggest scream. the whole entire studio. it was amazing. the energy was amazing. >> you had a little problem with the computer, didn't you? it was buffering at the moment. >> of course, at the moment she was about to come out. i was like no, this cannot be. >> reporter: wu skyrocketed to fame four years ago when the first lady wore his white gown to the first inaugural. that dress now sits in the smithsonian. this time, as he
just two. the first lady wore a red gown by designer jason wu to the commander in chief ball, the same designer she wore to the first inaugural. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. ♪ i, i'm so in love with you >> jennifer hudson wasn't the only one serenading the president and first lady. you had stevie wonder, john legend, and alicia keys among the other performers last night. here's aleasicia keys with a special version of her hit, "girl on fire." ♪ he's the president and he's on fire ♪ ♪ hotter than a fantasy ♪ obama's on fire ♪ obama's on fire >> nbc's peter alexander is live at the white house now. now, peter, i understand you have a song prepared for us. >> reporter: yeah, no, i was just going to perform for you. actually, i'm glad my mic wasn't hot about 45 seconds ago. you know, you were talking about the president speaking about climate change yesterday, the climate change overnight, we're hovering in the low 20s. we're fortunate, or the inaugural planners are, that this thing didn't have to take place about 24 hours later.
tonight, the man who hit the jackpot twice, jason wu, joins us live. his dress was again chosen by michelle obama to wear on inauguration night. four years ago when he found out about the first lady's choice, he was eating a mushroom and pepperoni pizza from domino's and started screaming. i got a feeling things were different for him this time around. we will talk to him about it. those stories and the "ridiculist" at the top of the hour. >>> now our fifth story "outfront." was she lip syncing? it's actually kind of hard to do. i can't even imagine what it would be like if you were the most gifted singer on the planet. it's really hard to do, like you do more gesturing. it's hard. beyonce's rendition of the national anthem at yesterday's inauguration may not have been all it first appeared to be. ♪ oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ >> turns out beyonce may have used a prerecording of the anthem that she made sunday night with the u.s. marine band. now, there's been no comment from beyonce herself but why would she use a canned version? "outfront" tonight, lorr
night's inaugural ball. she close to go with designer jason wu once again. you might remember back in 2009 her selection of wu's white gown design made him a household name. we asked him what he was thinking about when he set out to dress the first lady one more time for an inaugural ball. >> i just had mrs. obama in mind. you couldn't really think about everything that comes with it, being so nervous or start second-guessing yourself. my first image was red. i felt like red was confident and it was, you know, it's commanding and it's beautiful, passionate. and all of those things describe michelle obama. >> and the stars have gathered in park city, utah for the acclaimed sundance film festival including actress mariel hemingway opening up about her family's illness. history of mental illness and her new documentary, "running from crazy." we'll talk to her coming up. but first, want to turn to finances. a lot of americans don't pay off credit cards every month but letting a balance build up over time can cost you thousands, cripple finances. ali velshi and christine romans explain.
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